02-04-2011 10:01 AM CET - Arts & Culture

Adelphi University Welcomes National Geographic Wildlife Photographer Ted Schiffman M.A. ’68

Press release from: Adelphi University

Adelphi University is proud to host “Animal Portraits: Images of the Wild,” an exhibition of wildlife photographs by National Geographic Wildlife Photographer and Adelphi alumnus Ted Schiffman M.A. ’68, in the University Swirbul Library Gallery, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY through March 1, 2011. On February 9, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., a reception and book signing will take place for Mr. Schiffman’s latest intriguing publication Treefrogs: Prehistoric Survivors with a Global Message.

“Animal Portraits: Images of the Wild” features more than 25 portraits of wildlife animals. From the stoic regal lion, to a herd of elephants, close-up images of various cat eyes, and graceful flamingo. These images present the animal kingdom in all its glory.

Mr. Schiffman’s publication Treefrogs: Prehistoric Survivors with a Global Message includes more than 60 extraordinary color images of native treefrogs, a project spanning 25 years. The publication takes us on a photographic journey visiting the lilliputian world of these animals, living in the North American backyard habitats we share. Remarkable survivors from prehistoric times, these petite gymnasts and nighttime musicians are delivering a colossal environmental message. Tree frogs are an indicator species, a barometer of an environment’s health.

Mr. Schiffman has been a photographer for 40 years. He developed an interest and direction in color photography as a natural outlet for his many years of training and study as an artist. His entire collection of images illustrates not only his fine artistic and photographic abilities, but also a love and respect for the inherent beauty of nature’s many subjects. He has exhibited at numerous galleries, institutions, and universities. His prints are collected privately and by institutions and corporations throughout the United States and Europe. He received his M.A. from Adelphi University in 1968.

The Swirbul Library Gallery is open Sunday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information about this and other upcoming art exhibitions, please visit http://www.adelphi.edu/artmuseum/exhibitions/.

About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

Adelphi University
1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

Kali Chan, director of media relations
(516) 877-4040

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